6 Superfoods That Are Diabetic Friendly

When I hear the word diabetes I translate that to,”you can never eat anything that tastes good again.” There are times that eating healthy means my husband regulates what I eat because I have no will power or desire to eat healthy. In doing some research I found some super foods that will keep your blood sugar in line and are excellent raw. Some of them surprised me. Which ones surprised you the most?

 

 

Walnuts

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Walnuts contain the polyunsaturated fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid, which has been shown to lower inflammation. These powerhouse nuts have been found to have antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, and anti-high cholesterol properties and can help stop and reverse the progression of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

Broccoli

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Vegetables, like broccoli and cauliflower, contain a compound called sulforaphane, and that triggers several anti-inflammatory processes that improve blood sugar control and protect blood vessels from cardiovascular damage. You can enjoy it raw, roasted or  steamed! I love dipping mine in hummus.

Salmon

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Salmon is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats that reduce the risk of heart disease. They keep you slim, reduce inflammation, and improve insulin resistance. These are 3 of  my favorite recipes.

Dates

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Dates aren’t pretty to look at, but they sure do taste good! Sweet and full of fiber and packed with antioxidants. Blend them in a smoothie, eat them plain, or add them to baked goods for a sweet treat. They add such a steady amount of sweetness to any dish. You won’t need sugar. Definitely diabetic friendly!

Cinnamon

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According to a study conducted people with type 2 diabetes who’d taken one or more grams of cinnamon daily had dropped their fasting blood sugar by 30 percent. This is compared to people who took no cinnamon. Add it to tea, coffee, yogurt – or almost anything – to get the added benefits.

Beans

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Beans are high in fiber, keep you full longer, and steady blood sugar. They’re also high in protein and low in saturated fat. I would also like to add they are so easy to cook and freeze well. I like pinto beans in vegetable stock, water and onion.

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